Freedom from the tyranny of the scale!
Monday, December 31, 2012
I was reading the SP article today, "Take the Stress out of Weighing In" by Dean Anderson and a light bulb came on. It's a great article; I recommend it, especially if you've gone through any scale anxiety like I did recently (see my previous blog post). The author mentions how the number on the scale simply represents what a person weighs at that moment. How amazing is that! I can't count all the times I've stepped on the scale, looked at the number ... and I'm off and running with this dialogue in my head of all the things I think that number means. When really, it just means that's what my physical body weighs at that moment in time. Wow!!! FREEDOM!!!!!! It all comes back to the same thing: If I'm doing what I should be doing, it shouldn't matter what the scale reads on a given day. The author goes on to talk about how the scale can be a helpful tool over time, and I agree with that too. But today, I am reveling in the freedom from the tyranny of the scale. The number just means that's what my body weighs at that moment. If I know I'm doing the right things, and I'm feeling healthier and stronger all the time, the number can't take that from me. Woohoo!!!!! :)